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17th August 2019 – Stoke Park Estate, Bristol

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Not quite knowing what the weather was going to do today we had an  early morning walk to Eastville Park where we spent quite a bit of our walk sheltering from the rain. Of note we saw a grey heron on the lake and more than 40 house martins flying quite high over the lake.

DSC06596Grey heron on the lake at Eastville Park

At the weir we had a good view of a kingfisher but I was chatting to a fellow photographer and failed to get a photo.

On our return we grabbed some breakfast and then I escaped domestic chores and wandered over to Stoke Park to see if I could be any more successful.

The sun came out and I had a wonderful couple of hours photographing reed bunting, house martins and damselflies, dragonflies and butterflies. I also grabbed a photo of a green woodpecker and another grey heron. I also had another very good view of a kingfisher but again failed to get a shot as I was “chimping” at one of my dragonfly shots.

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DSC07100Female reed bunting

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DSC07157House martins

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DSC07286Common blue

DSC07528Common darter

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